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Old 12-25-2011, 08:11 PM
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LONG range 260 Remington?

Anyone shooting ANYTHING...from bedsheets to baboons with a .260..? Wondering how some feel about its long range accuracy; hitting energy...etc???
(That means from paper targets to some sort of real time critters)
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:55 PM
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Anyone shooting ANYTHING...from bedsheets to baboons with a .260..? Wondering how some feel about its long range accuracy; hitting energy...etc???
(That means from paper targets to some sort of real time critters)
What real time critters are you considering dispatching with this rifle? And what bullet?
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:00 PM
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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

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Anyone shooting ANYTHING...from bedsheets to baboons with a .260..? Wondering how some feel about its long range accuracy; hitting energy...etc???
(That means from paper targets to some sort of real time critters)
Shot one doe so far at about 810 yds. She died in a lump with a spine shot.

Four coyotes between 400-750. None ran more than 30yds before piling up.

Under the right conditions I'd use it for anything smaller than Elk or big Hogs out to 900yds. On the bigger critters I think I'll stick with a 750-800yds limit for now.

WIth the right rig and ammo it's extremely deadly accurate.
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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

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What real time critters are you considering dispatching with this rifle? And what bullet?
Dont really know as of yet...thats why Im asking what someone else is doing with theirs
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:23 PM
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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

Wayne did this with the Creedmore:


So I would imagine the 260 will outperform it but would not be my choice. Still, when I build my children their first hunting rifle, it will be either a 260 or 270.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:07 AM
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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

Not sure on the case but 6.5 mm bullets shoot very well at long range. I push them with a 6.5 x55 improve and have taken many deer at over 500 yards and coyotes past 600. If you look on paper a good 6.5 MM projectile starting of at 3000 fps can carry over a 1000 ft/lb out to around 700 yards or better and that is the rule of thumb for deer. Having said that you still have to put the bullet in the right spot at any range and shot placement trumps FT/LBs of energy any time. The 260 should preform very similar to my 6.5x 55 improved so if the gun is a shooter it should be hard to bet for a long range hunting gun.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:43 AM
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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

I am shooting a 260 in long range varmint matches. We shoot steel targets,crows at 850.groundhogs at 900,bobcats at 950 and coyotes at 1000 yards. With a 140 gr. bullet it knocks the targets down very easy. Very accurate cartridge.
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